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Inorganic Collection Starts: Stack It Safely Plea

Inorganic Collection Starts With Stack It Safely Plea

Manukau City Council's annual inorganic collection begins in Mangere next week with a plea to all residents: stack it safely please!

Council's Senior Policy Analyst, Patricia Facenfield says, "This year we are highlighting the need for safety during the collections. Residents can help in several ways, including neatly stacking their inorganic rubbish on the berm outside their home and avoiding putting out dangerous items such as broken glass.

"Three separate collections will be made, including one for tyres, another for items such as metals that can be recycled and one for other inorganic items. Please do not put out trees or organic rubbish.

"To help minimise the amount of time rubbish sits in the streets, we are asking residents not to put their rubbish out until the weekend immediately before collections start in their street," says Ms Facenfield.

All residents will receive a blue leaflet in their letterbox about ten days before the collections start. This will provide more detail about what can be collected.

Last year Council collected 7,419 tonnes of rubbish; from this 436 tonnes of metal and 124 tonnes of tyres were recycled.

Collections schedule for each ward:

" Mangere 18 August - until early September

" Papatoetoe: Mid September

" Otara: Late September - early October

" Manurewa: Mid October - early November

" Pakuranga Mid November

" Howick: Late November and early December

" Clevedon: Mid December

"Once again I remind residents that the hot message this year is 'stack it safely'. It is not acceptable for people to dump their inorganic anywhere other than on their house frontage. Please notify Council if you see anyone dumping rubbish in a park or reserve," says Ms Facenfield

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